On 2003-02-21 16:27, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I had taken makeworld.html from the handbook and used links to save
> as formatted text prior to printing out the contents.  Not being
> familiar with single user mode, I didn't realise that only / was
> mounted in that mode (so why does the handbook put "fsck -p" as the
> FIRST command, before "mount -a" ? <sigh>).

Because you should never, and I mean NEVER, run fsck on a filesystem
that is mounted read-write.  All sorts of "interesting" corruption
will keep you busy if you run fsck on read-write filesystems :)


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